Gourmet and gastronomic experiences in South Brittany and Loire-Atlantique
Discover a gastronomy with mixed influences, born between the converging of Brittany, the Loire and the Ocean. This land open to the world has enriched its culinary heritage for centuries. Meet the people who bring this gastronomy to life and let these passionate people tell you about their fascinating trade and the secrets of their products. Take in this experience with the luxury of a meal cooked by a starred chef in your home. Choose your visit according to your tastes and enjoy a foodie’s dream come true. Let us tempt you by our 3 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS STAY IDEA.
OUR GOURMET M-EXPERIENCES
Discover chocolate and oysters at Pen-Bé
Push open the door of a passionate chocolatier’s workshop and discover the multiple phases of chocolate making. From bean to bar, participate in all stages of creation to this product adored by connoisseurs. Your hostess, with her knack for sharing, will open to you her grandmother’s cookbook, who passed on her love of cocoa to her. Let yourself be seduced by the recipe book’s succulent cakes and delicious ice cream. Not many people know it, but the bitterness of chocolate pairs quite wonderfully with the salty profile of an oyster. After, visit the magnificent site of Pointe de Merquel where your guide will be waiting for you, before showing you around his oyster farm. Share with him his passion for this profession and end your visit with an exceptional tasting while all while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Mesquer Bay.
Discover Muscadet wine and the salt of Guérande
The Muscadet vineyard is the most marine influenced of France’s vineyards and is located on the Côtes de Grand-Lieu that extends down to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. The hints of saline are felt in its aromas and pairs perfectly with the region’s seafood. Discover the domain of a winegrower and their passion for an organic conversion while tasting fine Muscadets, subtle rosés and gourmet red wines. After exploring the sea-like aromas of Muscadet, meet a salt worker whose farm provides salt for MICHELIN starred restaurants. Let this enthusiast tell you the ins and outs of his marsh and marvel at the ancestral process in which salt has been created for centuries. The discovery of this farm will conclude with a tasting of local products.
Discover the regions edible seaweed
Were you aware that many species of algae are edible? The ocean bordering the Guerandaise Peninsula is particularly rich and diverse in algae such as sea lettuce, royal kombu and dulse. Many great chefs, like Pierre Gagnaire incorporate such ingredients onto their menus with mouthwatering sea inspired dishes. Put on your boots and set off with your naturalist guide to explore the foreshore. Discover together the fascinating secrets of the different species of algae and meet the local aquatic fauna. Let yourself be introduced with your guide to the culinary preparation of seaweed. No longer will you be able to do without oyster tartare during an aperitif with friends.
STAY IDEA 3 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS – from 782€ / person
The price includes :
4 nights in a 5* cottage in a double room
The visit to an oyster
The visit of an oyster farm with oyster tasting
The visit of a vineyard with wine tasting
A visit to a salt marsh with a local tasting
Visit to the foreshore with a seaweed picking accompanied by a naturalist guide
A seaweed cooking workshop
Transfers from the SNCF stations of Saint-Nazaire, La Baule, le Pouliguen, Batz-sur-mer, and le Croisic to your accommodation
Transfers from your accommodation to your M-EXPERIENCES
The accommodation of your choice (hotel, gite/cottage, bed and breakfast, camping…)
An evening cocktail at sunset with chef’s bites and champagne at our salt worker’s estate.
M-EXPERIENCES, additional nights and transfers
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